Set in an old cinema, Hillhead Bookclub has nothing to do with books. It's a quirk-heavy venue that feels like a bunch of cool kids broke into some posh council chambers and threw a raucous bash. The too-cool-for-school West End bar, restaurant and party venue is littered with elaborate cornicing, leather Chesterfield couches, beautiful light fixtures and a heavily featured gramophone and stag's head. Add that to a bright blue wood panelled wall, surrounded by fairy lights, bunting and Nintendo and ping pong playing trendsters, and you have yourself a paradoxical wonderland.
Food comes as a range of quirky comforts like brisket and chicken pot pie with an extensive veggie menu that offers "more than just mushroom risotto". To drink is a vast range of unique cocktails as well as your regular beers and spirits. A heady schedule of guest acts and in-house DJs churning out a mix of retro classics and the latest trendy musical outputs, has garnered the Hillhead Bookclub a rather cult following. The BYOB nights are the stuff of legend and the Tuesday craft club is a firm favourite among the Pinteresting patrons. This place might be a little try hard, but it's party hearty punters clearly appreciate the effort.
- Ping Pong, Live Music, Cocktail Making
- West End
- Drinkonomical £
- Dance floor
- Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street G12 8BQ